Tag: interns

If Your Intern Is Ever Taken Hostage, Here’s Why You Should Care

Netflix is (figuratively) on fire this summer, as it has released tons of new content clearly calculated to keep us indoors during the (literal) heatwave. Season two of Workin’ Moms was released on July 25, 2019 (see my Workin’ Moms post here), season three of Stranger Things was released on July 4, 2019 (see my […]

Can You Accept Volunteer Labor?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is seemingly straightforward on the matter of pay: employers must pay employees for all hours worked. But who is an employee? And can employers accept free work?


Humanizing Human Resources for the Future of Work

Today’s workforce is evolving at an accelerated rate—it’s more digital, more global, and more automated than ever before. And what’s more, organizations are expected to adapt to this change almost immediately while balancing consumer demands and business needs. In fact, recent studies found that 88% of executives believe building the “organization of the future” is […]

New Connecticut law protects interns from discrimination, harassment

by Ashley Harrison Sakakeeny Employers in Connecticut should update their antidiscrimination and antiharassment policies to cover unpaid interns as a new state law becomes effective October 1. The new law, Public Act 15-56, prohibits discrimination and harassment against interns much like current laws protect employees. It prohibits discrimination based on an intern’s race, color, age, […]

New York City law protects unpaid interns

by New York Employment Law Letter A new law that aims to protect unpaid interns in New York City from discrimination and harassment on the job will take effect June 15. The legislation, which was unanimously passed by the city council in March and signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in April, is in response […]